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, this is how you could do it in a clean and effective way. >> you come back to us with all of the definitions or when is your next step? >> yeah, we're still -- we're working with the -- with the city attorney on these final weeks to it. and we would be glad to bring those to you as soon as they're ready. >> thank you. all right. thanks. >> should we open the floor to public comment? >> any public comment? okay. >> jenny. i wanted to address -- address commissioner castleman's question about the five cent, whether it was a floor or -- it had to be five. jeremy and i have -- discussed -- discussed making that more clear in the ordinance, that that is just a nor that retailers are welcome to charge more. i wanted to tell you. >> thank you. >> anymore public comments? >> seeing none, public comment closed. >> i don't see changes at all. i think the supervisor's office has done a really good job. >> agree. >> they have integrated the concerns of the small business community well. i think we should just accept it and -- and maybe recommend that they bring changes to the budget and policy, if you w
hours here is a principally permitted use, that there's a chance it will be turned down. so that said, i always believe it's best to have your neighbors on your side, the police on your side, and we're going to go back out and try to do a little bit more legwork on this. so my client is here to answer any questions. i know the police would like to weigh in on some things. >> does anybody have any questions of the applicants? >> go ahead. >> mr. renni, so let me try to get this straight. you were coming before us only to request the extended hours permit. >> correct. >> you were holding back on the place of entertainment permit because of the neighborhood notification requirement, is that correct? >> there is a 312 and we've ordered up 3 un-foot lift but we did have a long meeting with the captain and permit officer about a week and a half ago, there was an initial deal, or an agreement cut which would allow after hours but only for one hour, only with specific security standards and -- >> if i could stop you here, please. i don't want to get into the police portion of this, this is a pla
changed blocking the former use. the reeducation of the model for that space merits the permit being granted. also you have consistent uses that have the permit for tables and chairs. the more people you have on the streets, the more the public is present. when you look at the big picture, whatever the history of the hearing, i think that we have they changed context and one that merits the opportunities and it is a very conscientious merchant that will do the right thing. >> i him in opposition. we are on the left side. by putting tables there, that will interfere. without the benches, i would see food, beer, all kinds of things. i'm afraid that i have lost a lot of customers because of the smoking, and allowed music. people are smoking marijuana and other things. i am opposed to that. we are not many here because we have five workers representing them and my customers and my salon has small children and families their. they have put strippers' there and they are selling beer. there is no permit applying. they cannot mix business with smoking and food. thank you very much. i am oppo
morning times. if we are in the neighborhood schools, it can save us the energy for the school bus coming so much more. it benefits the san francisco citizenship. we do not need to pay more tax to support the school bus. i had personal issues effective in march and april. my eldest son got accepted into a school. the time to drop him off, my youngest son has to show up at the other school, which is far away. many times, this happens to parents in the school district. we have to save more money in our personal budget so we can let our children go on for higher learning. being parents, we are upset with that. commissioner wynns: we have five minutes left. >> my name is randy wong. i represent an elementary school bilingual program. after fourth grade, our parents have an -- our students have no more bilingual tests. most of our kids decide to change middle schools. i represent the parents' petition. we are against our kids go into a middle school without an immersion program or bilingual program. thank you. >> good evening. i wanted to start by thanking the district for the good faith with
am advocating for a sensible solution that recognizes that bicyclist use the road differently. we ride to the side whenever possible to allow cars to share the road with us. in the same way, when we slowdown for a stop sign it slows the entire process down four people behind us if we were to be in the middle of the line. i guess what i am concluding is it is important for cyclists to use the road safely and courteously at all times. we should never rolled through a stop sign when it is not our turn. we should never run a red light. we should not be riding on the sidewalk. but the one size fits all enforce every law has the capacity to unfairly address behavior that is not dangerous, such as rolling through a stop sign. i really want to point that out. chairperson mar: thank you. >> good morning, supervisors mar, chu, and maxwell. i am the bicycle advisory commissioner for district 9. i am here to essentially echo what the bike coalition interim director has mentioned, which is the fact that the bike plan itself is a good plan. i know my colleagues and i are really looking forward
the conditional use process with the 403 vote. just got notice from the telegraph hill dwellers association that they are going to appeal it so it will be appealed to the board of supervisors and just wanted it part of the record so people are following that can stay tuned. thank you. vice chair joseph: does anyone else wish to have public comment? seeing none, i'll close the item and go to item 2 review and approve the minutes of may 25, june 22 and august 10. because of the shortage of members here, we will continue the june 22 and august 10 minutes so that leaves us with may 25. have a motion on those minutes? >> a point of order, since only four commissioners were present and one of them is no longer a member of the commission, three members can approve the minutes. >> that's what we're told. >> ok. so i'd like to move to approve the minutes. vice chair joseph: is there a second? >> second. vice chair joseph: thank you. want to call the roll. commissioner joseph? sorry. commissioner meko? >> aye. >> commissioner perez? >> aye. >> commissioner newlin? >> aye. >> the minutes from may 25 h
needs to be stored more fully -- explore more fully. but this is a very important issue for us because it means the economic survivability of our japantown merchants. they need to consider phasing the project so that the medical office building can be developed and the parking spaces used their initially and that we decrease the impact. another factor is that cpmc should force their contractors to obey the san francisco transit first policy. please have cpmc mitigate those factors. thank you. commissioner miguel: we are going to take a 10-minute break. >> [speaking spanish] >> i have eight years living in the tenderloin. i'm a mother of three children. my mother -- my children go to retting elementary. as you know, we walked a lot in the neighborhood, and we walked in the area where you are planning to build a hospital. our concern is that it will generate more traffic, which will be much more dangerous for families -- much more dangerous for pedestrians, particularly families. i feel like cars do not respect pedestrians or stop lights or velocity in the neighborhood. just yesterday, i
or materials up to $50,000. it is rare that we get anything close to that, but it would help. we generally use those monies to pay for any kind of animal welfare needs that we have. in these tight budget times, we have seen a lot more animals coming in to the shelter with a lot more needs, especially veterinary needs. or materials and supplies have been running really high. we generally take money from those donations to offset the medical care of the animals. that is the background on how it came up. i am happy to answer any other questions you have. chairperson mar: sure. hopefully this leads to more big donations to panel welfare. >> i would not mind. we can use it. chairperson mar: let us open this up to public comment. is there anyone from the public would like to speak? seeing none, public comment is closed. it is moved and seconded without objection. please call item two. >> item 2, hearing on the recently published 2009-2010 civil grand jury report entitled "sharing the roadway -- from confrontation to conversation." chairperson mar: this is an item based on a 2009-2010 civil grand jur
. i know the land use attorneys are looking at submitting what it actually means, and i will leave it up to them because they can speak in the language that needs to be spoken to, but i encourage you to take that seriously. i encourage you to take a radical approach. that would be, there are discussions about the blaze. why don't we take the approach and do a full draft eir around that. at the same time you do what cpmc wants, to the eir. that way if for some reason you decide there are too many variants engine cannot go forward or the board of supervisors says they are too wide, we have a backup plan, something the community wants and something that will work for cpmc. will it cost them money? sure, but they already make $250 million per year, said they're not hurting for money. they would continue to be a profitable organization even though they are nonprofit. let's look at doing a full eir on that approach, make sure -- the last thing any of us want to do is delay the hospital. we're not trying to stop hospitals altogether. we want our brothers and sisters in the building trade
they are appealing as permit that allows us to approve our existing windows. again, if we had left them alone, neither one of us would have been protected from malaise. and we would have continued to have little privacy with the glazing. we want to know what they're asking us to do if the permit is revoked. we wish to be able to retain the natural light that we do had rainy season is around the corner. we do not feel animosity towards our neighbors, and whatever decision is reached tonight will not affect us wanting to have a relationship with them. >> can you upon what you mean -- can you define what you mean obscure? >> you can't see. >> they wouldn't be able to see anything? >> of the previous ones were clear -- >> were you working with the contractor or doing it by yourself? >> i had hired help. >> did you have a licensed contractor? >> no. >> i was going asked about the obscure glaze. >> we don't know existed 110 years ago, but we think they had been there for a long time. >> they were would, not vinyl? >> we have other when does in the building that are -- >> mr. cornfield? >> i am with
? commissioner clyde: i'm wondering if you're in a special use district of any kind or redevelopment area of any kind? >> i don't believe we developed there anymore. >> because the thing that comes up for me commissioners, is -- is the underserved nature of the location. the fact that it doesn't have grocery stores convenient grocery stores, that it does not have convenient. i -- i mean -- >> can i make a correction to that. it does. saveway is right in the area. >> three blocks. >> three blocks away. >> because -- for me public transportation, i mean i can just imagine what it is for an elder person relying on public transportation to take them back and for the across town and something that is within walking distance. >> that will be different, though, once the legislation is enacted in terms of -- of access to -- to a -- you know a pharmaceutical because -- if this legislation is enacted then saferway will no longer be able to sell pharmaceuticals. it would be back to a --, a walgreen's or a -- or a independent drugstore. >> okay, thank you. >> what about -- what about some kind of financial
commissioner yee: i want us to explore what it would cost. it is hard to ask them to do more buses, but would it make any sense for us to purchase extra time for two hours, and how much would that cost? if you compare that to the average cost of the school bus, we'd be saving money? if we could do an analysis, that would help me. commissioner: i just want to say this. the issue of the frequency of bus lines around school start times, we have three or four new directors, in what i think is that the timeline is too short. planning for the budget crisis, whenever, and their high level discussions about long-term planning. i would tell you that this would be framed in the context of transit first. if you want people to choose their schools, taking kids to school by car and maximizing public transportation, they're going to have to be planning years and years out to change generally all of the bus routes or only some. to change the frequency. because changing the frequency of buses, this is what i mean. they have built in a lot of very frequent bus routes and 5:00 in the afternoon but n
program. we have not had the report presented to us, with the recommendations in the report. we have not had the opportunity to engage the community and our own staff with those recommendations yet. that is one example of major pieces of information we do not yet possess and that we feel are critically important to be able to determine what the process is going to look like. i do not want to sound ambiguous, it is our goal to take that information, to engage the community, and then develop what that time when would look like. i think what is very germane is what superintendent garcia has shared, which is that it must be based on the instructional program rather than the drawing of boundaries. vice president mendoza: how does that look with the schools that have sig, when you want to have community input on the family's fed into those schools? >> those are all interrelated. i believe i used the word braiding. . i am going to use the special education recommendations. the recommendations we are anticipating from our special education audit are going to be extensive and far reaching in
the special use district was in effect, they decided that rather than honoring the law and the planning code of the city requiring that they provide housing at a rate of three-to-one on the corridor, profit matters most. instead of making sure that one of the few hospitals that serves the southeast sector of the city is sustainable with mixed services for neighborhoods with the highest concentration of youth and profitable, instead profit is the most important. instead of engaging in honest open discussion about alternative 3a, they reject it because profit is most importantly. bernal heights neighborhood center and the coalition of san francisco demands that equitable healthcare access be mandated where 100% of the developer's obligation of the existing code, particularly that in the van ness special use district be met and st. luke's be rebuilt to its current licensed 270 bed capacity at a minimum so it can be around for another 100 years to continue to serve san francisco's working class neighborhoods. keep in mind that cpmc made $150 million last year. it's time for them to get serious a
advisory board. >> thanks. >> commissioner. >> i would like to thank all of the speakers who updated us on what is happening in the mission district. it is good to hear positive results that you are having from different components in the community working together. captain, i am wondering if you could give me or -- more information or help me understand the breakdown of the one-car, two-car, the six-car sector. i guess i could guess what that means. and the statistics being tied to the one-car, two-car, i am not sure -- >> the police district is broken up into six different sectors. >> there are two cars assigned to this sector and six to another sector? >> there are six different sectors. they are just name the one-car through the six cars. >> thanks. i appreciate that. >> i had a quick question. then we can move along. i did speak with a couple of residents. they're concerned was that they have new officers coming on board. they are not trained to deal with the community members. i want to know if there is a way to transition the officers of that they have strong relationships? >> pe
, they would come and film a show on us. so that was really a great pat on the back. so i think any neighborhood in this city has the ability to turn around and to go forward such as lush lounge has done and we also have a person here in the room that's been of great assistance to us, chris schulman. about three years ago when he was with the office of the mayor in economic development, he came in and began to bring all of the businesses together. he was like a foot soldier. when you run a business, you don't have time to meet the neighbors and get to know everybody so he was a great ambassador of bringing, i believe, our corridor together. with his help and bar owners coming together, we have on our own, i have a special foot patrol on friday and saturday nights, hired out of our pockets to make sure our streets are safe and clean and there's no trouble. finally, i think the commissioners on this board have a lot to do and in common with what i do as we listen to people talk and talk and talk. so whenever you'd like to move on to another job, bring me your resume, i think you'd wor
is a higher rating than that collapsed. and it was sapped quite a while before used and it was rusty before installed. >> a state highway through a federal national park connecting an independently managed bridge to city streets. this is a prescription for complication. >> it became clear unless there was one catalyst organization that took it on as a challenge, it wouldn't happen and we did that and for people to advocate. and the project has a structural rating of 2 out of 100. >> you can see the rusting reinforcing in the concrete when you look at the edges now. the deck has steel reinforcing that's corroded and lost 2/3's of its strength. >> this was accelerated in 1989 when the earthquake hit and cal came in and strengthened but can't bring to standards. to fix this road will cost more than to replace. and for the last 18 years, we have been working on a design to replace the road way, but to do in a way that makes it appropriate to be in a national park and not army post. >> i would say it's one of the most ugly structure, and it's a barrier between the mar sh and presidio. and this
because i feel very strongly about preserving public views, especially the use of historic monuments. the lane has its own history. the views from the lane are the landmarks of other trends -- of alcatraz. they are the reason many people from the world walk-through and buy this land. it is on your city walks map of san francisco. because i grew up in southern california, a am acutely aware of how necessary it is to be vigilant and how important to save things we tend to take for granted. i think these views should be protected. they are a legacy to the city. they are a legacy to people around the world and to future generations of san franciscans. i think anything you can do to support that would be very, very helpful. president peterson: is there any other public comment? seeing none, unless you have further questions, the matter is submitted. commissioner garcia: i have a question for mr. sanchez and a question for mr. cornfield -- kornfield. private these are not protected. public views are. i am sure that was taken into consideration when the permit was reviewed by planning. >> u
that are ongoing. part inspections, using data on the city's street and sidewalks and in this and reporting. we have had a proposition a analysis. by next july, the board will be approving a five-year financial plan. our office is doing work on that to do projections. many of which will be city-wide. a level of detail that is somewhere between the mayor's budget report and the joint report. large departments will have specific schedules to look at during a period of time to look at the service cost delivery and how we expect it to change, given demographics, federal funding, other things that we will know in the five-year horizon. supervisor maxwell: will then document be available to the public, will it be on line? >> we will probably put drafts of it on line as we are developing. we are also working on a communication stakeholder part of it. we do not anticipate a lot of town hall meetings or anything like that. but we will do some interviews, outreach, and have a road show that lets anyone of us on the city team working on it discuss it with labor organizations, community organizations, anyb
on these seniors, it's not going to help us. it's going to make us worse. we are going to end up isolated because we can't get out of our rooms to go down the street because we are in fear of our lives. and also the health and safety of the senior citizens. it's just like you telling them, well, let's breathe in all that bad air. it's just based on common sense. if you take your time and sit out there or walk down van ness, that's one of the busiest streets, other than market street. i don't understand it. where are you going to put the ambulance? where are you going to put the people? where are you going to put the trucks and all this stuff? where are you going to put them, you know? if someone wants to gets to the hospital, they don't have a way to get there except being in the ambulance. that costs money for us. it just really don't make sense. and i want to ask you guys to look at the common sense of this whole thing. it doesn't benefit anybody but the rich, and i'm sorry, that's the way i feel, because i have suffered with mental illness, they are not going to accept me in that hospital. i a
this something. a few facts about why it is important to us. you see the lights here. those are l.e.d. lights, providing better height for the community and it saves 60% of the electricity it would take to light normal streetlights. this sidewalk and -- there's only a few blocks here. you're talking about. but the perm i can't believe pavement, that means five -- 500,000 gallons of water per year that used to go in the waste water treatment plant won't, it will go back in the ground water and recharge and can be used for other things. you do that across the city and you could change the way we treat storm water. the amount of money we spent on pumping the water, all that changes. in the waste water improvement program, we're looking at taking 1% of the city per year and take it from hard escapes to this kind of -- this kind of look with the pavement. it'll make a dramatic change in san francisco. as you walk along here, please take a look. there's fairly fun things you don't see most places. this swail, the basin, you could see the storm water runs down the street, it moves over into a nice p
. that was really troubling. i will also comment that i guess that the land use committee on monday, there was a resolution passed, a resolution that passed housing requirements. they too mentioned here where as the characteristic of this area plan to incentivize plan for these units of any new area for example vannes area plan which requires that housing be built to a ratio of 3-1 is an example of such a plan. this is a sentiment that the -- and also that the housing job linkage, you know, a lot of that stuff wasn't really looked at in this document. but if this is kind of the direction that the board of supervisors is taking to hold these projects accountable, then i think that we should be looking or analyzing a project that adheres to those -- to that part of the general plan and the code. so, i might have more comments today, but and also i may have some in writing. president miguel: i will have comments including as to parking and size and bulk, very specifically as to st. luke's. i know the concept of a development agreement is not part of an e.i.r. necessarily, although i wi
not be doing what we're doing. if you have a neighborhood with a park that could use some art, you have a community that once some art, you know an artist that could use some funding, let us know, and we can help. thank you. [applause] >> part of our mission is to promote civic opportunity end engagement, and thanks to a wonderful city you are helping to run in sentences, you make it truly worthwhile. it is a wonderful opportunity. thank you. [applause] >> item 19. >> madam chair, and 19 has already been called. commissioner chiu: thank you. i appreciate your patience. this is an item of significant importance to an institution within chinatown in my district, which has been in need of significant and expensive seismic work. i noted to do this, we need some tweaks to the bonds are around transferable rights, and we considered this last week at land use and had passed out a version of legislation unanimously, but over the last few days, a number of representatives of other projects have come to a number of us asking for some consideration of changes, so what i would like to propose at th
their division of this lot. i think they still have options that they haven't used because they just don't want to. thank you very much. >> thank you. next speaker. >> good evening, commissioner. my name is noni. i am president of the small property commission of san francisco. the hughes are members of our organization, and they have asked me to appear. they definitely live in that house. i visited the property today. there are parking spaces all over the place. i saw two buildings facing two streets, and those buildings appeared to be totally unrelated to each other. there is a cute cottage on 19th street that sits in a sad state of repair, and it may continue so if they can't get a loan to rebuild it. there is no reason not to allow this to become two parcels. if it became two parcels, a bookkeeping procedure, there would not be any open space lost, no parking spaces lost, nothing lost. it will simply allow this property to become more livable. the people who were against the partition previously are apparently angry. they are trying to punish the owners. what they are really doing is shooti
hill site. also the use of equipment that generates the least amount of noise pollution, staging that reduces noise and to the extent possible. the manager can quickly and authoritatively rise. and you very much. this is the tenderloin area that i -- >> i have lived in the tenderloin area for the past six years. i knew that they were coming into the area and knowing that we thought that the area was probably for business. this was not brilliant positive. we took the opportunity to look at the business. the area will be good for customers and tourists. i urge you to support this project. >> i represent over 3000 members local. i am urging new -- urging you to support this project. we are facing a low down and work. thank you. >> we are a community-based organization here in the mission of san francisco. we are hoping to enforce the liberal laws. this has been analyzed by the draft environmental impact report. the document discloses the project impact. this will be a project that is a very good thing for san francisco. this is in terms of the employment creation. we are big support
. a lot of us lives and work in the area and i am wondering about what will happen for our children because we want in that area. >> [speaking foreign language] >> because we walk in the area, it is already dangerous, what will we do about the traffic situation. has not been clear to me whether this hospital will take care the families in this neighborhood. >> [speaking foreign language] >> obviously this project a sense of lot of people and that worries me. i'm also worried about housing. i don't know if this has been dealt with. >> thank you. >> [speaking foreign language] >> i also live in the tenderloin. i'm the mother of two children. i merely concerned that this hospital might not help low income families, particularly those families who will be affected. i also want to talk about the traffic. >> [speaking foreign language] >> we feel like this hospital will happen anyway but i merely concerned and i want to talk about the jobs. we have a lot of people in the neighborhood. will they get the jobs or will they get the medical services? >> thank you. >> below, we are the resident
by cigarettes. tobacco is the only product that will use -- that when used will kill a least half of the users, and on average, smoking takes 10 years away from your life. my father could have lived years longer if he had not smoke, and i think this is a measure that strongly protect public health, and i urge you for your support. thank you. president chiu, i forgot to think many groups and individuals who heads spin years helping to fight this for public health, including someone from the department of public health, dr. katz, and i also want to think many of the community organizations, including one with the lgbt groups, which has provided education for me and many activists and health advocates. i also want to thank a researcher and the many public health advocates that are in the crowd today, so, colleagues, please support this ordinance for a public health. thank you. president chiu: thank you. any additional discussion? if we could take a roll-call vote on this item. clerk calvillo: [reading roll] there are 7 ayes and 3 noes. president chiu: this item is passed on the first reading. ite
. are we on the correct course? does the board what us to redesign transportation within this? how important is it to reduce the transportation budget, and does the board want us to provide transportation to the after-school programs until this comes to fruition. i would just say that in the board members are already aware of this, but there has been a more intense effort to conceptualize more seamless after-school programs at all or most of our school sites that will really change the need for students to change the there have been for after-school programs. and then, what are the board spots about grandfathering this? currently, students have been riding, but that would not force us to continue if we were focusing on both ways for the policy. one of the things i will mention before we wrap up is that we know there has been a fair amount of discussion over the years around whether we should charge fees for students who are writing the general education buses, and that is something we are still continuing to look at, and let me point out that if we were focused mostly on the genera
. >> [inaudible] i second question is, how far in advance to know which applicants will be appearing before us? do we have a calendar? >> the commission? how far in advance the staff now? the applications come in. there is a 30-day notice period. quite some time elapses before it goes to you. i don't necessarily communicate to you until you get an agenda. you don't know. if you want to change that, we can talk about it. >> i would like to know, maybe in an advance -- may be in advance. i would like to visit the neighborhood and see the environment where applicants are coming from, so i have a personal reference. that might be helpful. i am also attending the neighborhood outreach thing, if they have such a thing, i would like to be able to go. >> ok. >> if there is a way for you to communicate to was who will be coming up front -- >> at this point, the number of applications is not that large. it is not too much of a problem. there is no problem letting you know when the staff has received new applications. those have been posted. as far as knowing when those applicants are doing neighborhood outr
by freeways and industrial areas, and by cutting us off and putting us into this area, you are really affecting one girl and all of the other kids to one or two a year might come along, and who they play with at the park, who they eat with, they are not going to be with them. our area has one sort of commercial strip, and our building, actually, where people are out on the sidewalks, unlike a lot of areas with the district in the middle, and it makes more sense. thank you. >> hi, my name is -- i have to tell you, i saw on the list, i guess there is some controversy, on sanchez street, there is mckinley, and they understand you are not going to change this now, no matter where you draw the line, somebody will be mad. i am not throwing her under that bus. i feel terrible about that, but that is not going to help. i do not want to do that. since this is not going to change, and i just wanted to let you know that. >> hi, my name is josephine, and i live in the sense that neighborhood, and i am very happy and very glad that you have these proposals -- i live in the sun setsu regionnse note
of people here tonight. w=i am glad you are here. the subject is very important to all of us, so we are going to the answers are available, and we will begin with the staff presentation. superintended? >> yes, before we turn it over to arlene and archie, i really do want to commend one person for taking on this challenge and j this great input over a long time, actually, but particularly in the last couple of months. i think this has been very valuable for us, and i think you will see this evening that we have taken the time to really hear what our community has to say, so thank you. thank you, commissioners, and superintendent, and the public. i have a presentation tonight that is divided intongd three attendance areas. the third is the transportation policy. i begin, i wanty that there has been a lot of information made available over the last two years. i know it is always great tp;! have more data, but it is good for people to have an idea of how to access the data, so there is a website, at sfpuc. in the objectives tonight are two sure we have heard from the and we are thankfu
. they are different sets of circumstances. as he stated, it is not presidential. the argument that would be used for why something would be a hardship is similar. the hardship here is economic realities, and there is an article in our papers having to do with the "wall street journal" article that addresses the fact that with the quig haitian on a small property, it is not as clean and easy to get fbsing. and were you to get financing, i can guarantee you that you would not get the same rate they would get were you to have the split. to conclude, if someone drove by there every day for the last five years, and tomorrow this split were to happy, for the next five years, they would never know it. it is going to look exactly the same, and it is going to be exactly the same. the one little worry here having to do with expansion can be satisfied. even though the manabats might not want that, maybe affecting the value of the property, we can place an n.s.r. on that and say you don't get to expand. sorry. i look forward to other comments. >> you are supporting overturning? >> absolutely. i thought that
bit taller. she is using this addendum process to circumvent you guys, i think. what was originally proposed is very far from what she is trying to build now. we do not want to keep doing this. we just saw with this other project. we would like her to stick with what originally was approved by the board of the homeowners' association. >> mr. sanchez? >> scott sanchez, planning department staff. i did speak with the permit holder's architect last thursday. during his testimony, he indicated he had submitted materials to me. i have not received any materials from him. we did discuss last week that they would need to submit materials. this was the thursday before the hearing that was the last day to submit those materials. i told him to contact the executive director and the board of appeals to get clarification on what the sport had required. also at the last hearing, due to research from the appellant, we were able to find out that they were going to try to do certain things under the addenda, outputing two 8-foot wide rush doors with a 20-foot curb cuts as opposed to what was approv
to the facility. what we are seeing is that we would exclude the tenderloin resident. there are many of us that would try to make this a more livable neighborhood. there are many excellent businesses that are many times for gotten. what we see here in general is that they are following 8 wal- mart strategy to put competitiveness-competitors out of business. what we are really concerned about is that if they build this facility, they will not only be taken away from st. luke's but also st. francis. many of them go to st. francis. one of the beauties is how much it will short the tenderloin. we are asking that they find the transit said it. this will divert traffic away by reducing the time the drivers can save. they can grant access to nearby residents. the idea and the concept is one in which they have a choice if to make a win-win situation and we expect them to do that. >> thank you. >> i am here as part of the good neighbor coalition. for the last two years, i work with local schools and after- school programs, agencies and organizations to assess and address the needs of the youth in o
are around other entertainment use in terms of sizes. recognizing the difference between your coffee shoppach versus your potential nightclub. i think i can accurate reflect your comments in any letter. >> you about i do want to state that in the definition of "other entertainment," i'm not sure that a coffee shoppach is -- well, i think i want to hear more of a definition. i would prefer not to write the definition with the definition of a coffee shop but more of the type of entertainment. it could be different venues that want the same type of entertainment and not a specific type of business. >> i would like to address it in terms of levels of intensity of use rather than by where it is going to be. >> and could that be by capacity? >> i think i would be more comfortable leaving it just as what type, decibel levels or things like that. i could still see a situation -- i don't know, a restaurant is fairly large but wanted to have a little bit of music in a large area. i don't want to tie it to square footage. >> commissioners, if you could just point out, this ordinance, while it references
that they are doing at the top level. >> can you tell us what page? >> this is the planned said middle. -- submission. looking at the property, this is two weeks out and this is set back substantially from the front building wall and this extends further to the rear them the proposed addition will although there might be some shadow cast upon the rear from the house of the appellant. i see no reason why this board should deny the permit. >> the mind but in that picture back up again? -- do you mind putting that picture back up again? >> this is the top floor setback? >> that is correct. >> where is the rear of the project? >> that is right here. i believe that is the building wall. >> i was going to ask why you would not have them pulled this all the way back to match the appellant set back but it looks like it be in the garden? >> this would have an adverse impact on the rear yard. >> that is not a requirement. the project sponsor agreed to do this. >> that is often a good idea. >> that is not required. they don't see any need to have a shadow steady. >> is there a need for this study? >> i was inte
where we use the call is. one such operation is going on as we speak. putting a decollate out there to see -- a decoy out there to see, giving a those that would rob an opportunity to do so. we have permanent assigned beat officers in the area so that the citizenry can meet the beat officers and develop a relationship with them. our secret and most important weapon in dealing with this is my plainclothed sergeant, who i am going to ask to come up and talked about the situation regarding some still will that is their right now. he could best explained that. mario is the foremost latino gang expert in the area. >> good evening, commissioners. to give you a little background on the violence that is going on, we have a group of nortenos gang members. they are having a feud with some of the residents and people who frequent them. there is a group of mixed races. african-americans, latinos, and some owens. -- samoans. we had a homicide where a latino victim was killed. the person who committed the homicide was somebody who frequented this. we are conducting a lot of surveillance. we
wrote your dissertation? >> i worked primarily with karen chapel. >> thank you. please let us know if there is anything we can do to help with the recommendations you have. and you come back and give us an update on some of your progress. >> i will. thank you very much. >> thank you very much. public comment? seeing none, it is closed. next item, please. >> commissioners, item number 15, director's report. >> commissioners, i need to make a correction to last month's report on the numbers for the small business assistance center. i had reported that our july numbers -- we were down from last year, but what that happened as we went back and took a closer look at it was that we had interns last summer, and they back filled some of the case reports that we had when we first opened the small business assistance center, and we were not using sales force. so they were data entering it. somehow those got in under the july numbers. that is why it was higher. but we did go back and took a look at the full year from 2010 to 2009 and we are actually up 18% in the number of business counseling
of children so for us it's disconcerting to see we'll have 10,000, 2,000 more cars coming through the area where we already have deaths. it's something that affects us in the community. we see families hit by cars. the traffic thing is a serious issue, as is the pollution. the construction. a lot of our families live at that block on larken and geary. how is construction going to handle it and i don't think there's been an open and meaningful community process. we ask you to listen to what the tenderloin has to say. i think a lot of folks that came before you haven't been outreached to in a meaningful way and that will affect the relationship between the hospital and the community. a folks that came forward seem to be connected to cpmc in a financial way or another so that really bothers me. i think there's a lot of families. thank you for your time. president miguel: thank you. >> good afternoon. i'm jane sandoval, a staff nurse at st. luke's and have been a staff nurse for 25 years. i work in the emergency department and have been there for 15 years. three years ago cpmc announced their
. they committed a sizable donation to the latest park and the use play area. we hope to break ground early next year. this is very important to the entire trial and the contributions of the park project is and improves the quality of life in our neighborhoods. the proposed project will increase the usage of the park and other recreational facilities. this is through development and projected applications for its employees. the proposed project includes st. unification efforts that includes tree planting and landscaping enhancement. our request that the project received approval. and, i am a registered nurse and they work at st. luke's hospital. i have been here for 35 years. i am opposed to some of their facilities and downsizing. i have worked their all of these years and this is a good place to work. we all work together and take care of patients and tell -- take care of patients. thank you. >> good afternoon, commissioners thought. i would like to read a letter -- "thank you for the opportunity to speak this afternoon. i am a proud 17-year resident of san francisco. i trained at the pediatri
, however, using the acknowledgement of proxy for participation does not reflect the range. city staff members themselves what, bite, use transit ticket to work. the police department was fully consulted in the creation of the plan and the police department's response is police officers experience traffic safety and full-time bicycle officers should be utilized in the development of policy. i would be in agreement. supervisor maxwell: i would recommend that we adopt the mta response. having a different range of participation in the workshops that have gone through should be accounted for, even though it may not have been part of the acknowledgment. i think we should probably add to the mta response and say that police officers experience in traffic, bike safety, should be more fully utilized in the development of the policy. supervisor maxwell: also in the next plan that they and the pedestrians and more police officers. the recommendation from the sfpd should be seen soon. >> -- supervisor mar: without objection. 2d, further discussion or revision of the plan should include the police
for land use committee but it will be. >> thank you. any questions? >> i just want to make a comment that really appreciated your presentation to our policy and legislative committee, and we had a really good chance to look over everything and i think the changes are huge improvements, especially the one about the ownership requirements, to make it more realistic about how complex some businesses are in terms of who owns how many percent of the business. so i think you did a really good job on this. commissioner riley: i was playing catch-up a little bit. commissioner o'brien. commissioner o'brien: is the aim to open it up to businesses? >> it's bumping it up, because some of our contracts, it was $100,000 before, and -- and the idea is that, especially for smaller businesses, it's a lot harder and more burdensome for them to undergo the whole contracting process so if you raise the threshold, you allow for more informal contracts and it helps the smaller firms to be more competitive. commissioner o'brien: okay. >> it streamlines the process, as well. commissioner riley: can you expl
a challenging thing to do, but also important as a benchmarking exercise that can provide useful guidance both to management there and also to you here. finally, it is my expectation fully because of the large amount of involvement of several key members of the board that it will be the individual board members that will be providing periodic guidance to the consultants on how to carry out the audience -- the audits. commissioner mirkarimi: welcome back from your trip as well, and i would like you to address the point that this contemplation of was moving forward with an audit is the second phase of an mta audit. the first, which was done several months ago, had a slightly different approach to it, and as a result of that audit, i had approached you to think that maybe it could be more advantageous to have a transit-oriented company, who is used to doing audits in this bit of an industry, would add well to the consideration of those pursuing this audit, but it comes at a price because it is more money. but i think you should try to make some distinctions if you can as to why there might be som
behind the times. using the internet, access has been expanded greatly. however, when it comes to official notices, the city continues to focus on a pre- internet model, where notices are in tiny print out the back of the newspapers and are standard. -- in the back of newspapers. the city process of publishing public notices. there is the public's ability it to find these notices on the website. we had advanced to something on to the ballot and passed. this means towards a two-year budget process, and also changes the definition of notice and published, to remove the requirement that notice is published in an additional newspaper. the definitions were to be defined by an ordinance. that never happened. what this does is define published as posting on the city government website, posting on the appropriate department to website in the main branch of the library, which does not disturb other requirements, it just the opposite. it actually adds to our obligation in noticing throw every aspect with meetings need to be noticed. -- needing to be noticed. vizquel quote-unquote officia
to use it within a specified window of time. with the small staff having hours monday through friday, 8:00 to 5:00, those are staffed by -- one of those individuals would be off or be sick, as it is dealt, -- as it is now, there is some minor difficulty in terms of being able to have somebody being able to attend to that counter the full time that it is open. what we have done to try to deal with the furlough days -- the floating holidays, on fridays, the assistant center is open for appointment only, and the tax and treasurer's office is closed in room 110 -- is closing room 110 the wednesday before thanksgiving and the week between christmas and new year's. we will be open for appointments only because those doors will be locked. as a means of trying to manage workflow and accommodating for the 12 floating holidays. we have made an announcement in the september bulletin, and it is noted on the web site as well. >> that concludes my report. >> item number 19, the president's report. president riley: basically, i attended the meeting with the committee, and it was commissioner kasselman
want to roll it alcohol use permit? >> this will all come up under review on november 15th. he is able to get all of that between now and november 15th. >> grant the appeal and overturn the department and the appellant be allowed to submit a renewal request on november 15th on condition that the tables and chairs will be allowed between 1:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. and the area must be cleaned daily. is that correct? on the motion -- >> aye. >> aye. >> aye. >> aye. >> aye. >> the motion passes. >> : item number8. disregards the property at 1120 19th street also known as 398 pennsylvania street. this is the nile of a lot area, rear yard and on street parking variance. no construction of any type is deposed. this on the administrator will get the appellants. -- no construction of any type is proposed. >> we want to make sure that you understand that the seven and three minutes allotted are the times during which they can speak. you'll need to speak if he wished to during the time allotted to the party and not during public comment. >> the item before you is the denial of the variance request.
to a for-profit company with a history of litigation of patient issues, we are all concerned and 100 of us signed the petition in protest. the e.i.r. is incomplete because it does not consider the um latif effects of unsafe -- also cpmn significant haded a plan including providing dial chris, and cpmc cannot be trusted. we ask you to hold their feet to the fire to ensure our lives are not put in danger by this plan. thank you. >> she's coming up. >> ok. in the meantime i will call some other names, marianne that ferris, jack scott, bernie con. >> mr. president and commissioners, my name is jack scott and i represent neighbors of cathedral hill. we strongly object to the construction of a mammoth hospital plan, planned by cpmc on the proposed site. the project is not good for the city and not good for the residents of the southeast city. reduction of services at soft lunges, we are trying to have those at the san francisco general hospital. the plan proposes two separate parking garages, one for the hospital, one for the medical office building. combined they would lept plus or minus, 2,000
by the three of us. supervisor chu: i am simply saying if we are going to prioritize that, that we revise the scope. >> for clarification, i think it would be helpful for the budget and legislative analyst's office to understand where the parties are, and if you wanted us to come in with a more refined scope. we could do it a couple of different ways. in the stand that perhaps you are not ready to move forward on any of these at this point, but you could move forward with a motion if you have one or two projects you wanted to move forward with, and we could come back with the approve work plan before we went forward with the work. supervisor mar: ok, let me ask supervisor maxwell. supervisor maxwell: from my understanding, this is a hearing -- not to take action, but to hear. i was prepared to listen, and now, next time we hear this, it will probably be for action. that is what my thinking was. supervisor mar: sounds like my colleagues are suggesting we bring this back with more detail so we can have the action of prioritizing it for the next meeting. >> that would be fine, but i need to
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